Why engineers need materials science

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Journal titleConcrete International
Pages8689; # of pages: 4
Subjectmicrostructure, concrete, civil engineers; Concrete
AbstractThis article presents arguments as to why knowledge of the nanostructure and microstructure of hydrated cement binders should matter. It is intended to demonstrate that a materials science approach, as well as teaching concrete materials science in civil engineering curricula, is of significant value. The subtopics and examples chosen are subjective; they are taken from the author's research experience during the past 25 years. They are, however, selected to illustrate a potentially valuable connection between materials science, engineering philosophy, and design, with possibly a wider range of options open to civil engineers.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number43108
NPARC number20331220
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Record created2012-07-18
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